In the grounds just outside the cafeteria, next to the nature centre and planetarium are a number of statues which feature Gods and their related planets.  These statues stretched out into the woodlands back to the car park.  There was speculation on whether the distances between them was representative to the distances between the planets.  The nature centre was supposed to open at 2pm, but after waiting some time it seemed to be closed!  So we are non the wiser and the website provides no information on the subject.

I would have taken a few more photos of the statues but some of them were quite creepy with holes for eyes and inverted nipples.   I suppose it is just artistic talent, but it didn’t work for me.





19 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2010

19 Responses to “Gods and Planets”

  1. Curious. They don’t work for me either. Still chacun a son gout…

  2. jameshigham says:

    Enough to put you off your breakfast in fact.

  3. Claude says:

    I doubt the planets are very fond of their gods…

  4. liz says:

    That looks like the woodpecker from bagpuss.

  5. Peter says:

    I enjoyed some of the comments and the sculptures are a bit strange…. i like the last shot of the Autumn colours on the road…….peter:)
    This is my first visit……i like your photos so i will be back.

  6. Steve Hayes says:

    I take it the one with the winged (or should that be wingéd) helmet is Mercury, but which one is the duck with fancy tail feathers?

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes the winged one is Mercury, the winged one is Zon in Dutch/Flemish. I am not sure how that translates into English, I was hoping someone would tell me ;-)

  7. anononmous says:

    A few of the pyramids of Giza poitions matched positions of the Stars as seen from Earth.

    Significantly, the ratio mass of certain pyramids to other pyramids bore relationships to the mass of planets to the other planets signified by those pyramids. You have to wonder how they knew that!